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Thoreauvian Modernities: Transatlantic Conversations on an American Icon - Francois Specq, Laura Dassow Walls, Michel Granger
Thoreauvian Modernities: Transatlantic Conversations on an American Icon - Francois Specq, Laura Dassow Walls, Michel Granger
 
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Edited by Francois Specq, Laura Dassow Walls, and Michel Granger. 16 essays by contributors from both the United States and Europe reveal Thoreau's relevance to a number of fields, including science, philosophy, aesthetics, environmental ethics, political science, and animal studies. Contents: Walking West, Gazing East: Planetarity on the Shores of Cape Cod / Laura Dassow Walls. Antimodern Thoreau / Michel Granger. Thoreau's Multiple Modernities / William Rossi. Thoreau, Modernity, and Nature's Seasons / David M. Robinson. An Infinite Road to the Golden Age: A Close Reading of Thoreau's "Road. that old Carlisle one" in the Late Journal (24 September 1859) / Randall Conrad. Thoreau and the Ontological Turn in American Thought / Joseph Urbas. Character and Nature: Toward an Aristotelian Understanding of Thoreau's Literary Portraits and Environmental Poetics / Henrik Otterberg. Thoreau's Work on Myth: The Modern and the Primitive / Bruno Monfort. A Sort of Hybrid Product": Thoreau's Individualism between Liberalism and Communitarianism / Christian Maul. Nature, Knowledge, and the Method of Thoreau's Excursions / Dieter Schulz. Thoreau's Radical Empiricism: The Kalendar, Pragmatism, and Science / Kristen Case. The Maze of Phenomena": Perception and Particular Knowledge in Thoreau's Journal / Michael Jonik. Poetics of Thoreau's Journal and Postmodern Aesthetics / Francois Specq. Fraught Ecstasy: Contemporary Encounters with Thoreau's Postpristine Nature / David Dowling. Brute Neighbors: The Modernity of a Metaphor / Thomas Pughe. Tawny Grammar": Words in the Wild / Michel Imbert. This book was reviewed in Thoreau Society Bulletin 286, Summer 2014, p. 8.
Published March, 2013. Paper back, 6 x 9 inch format, 310 pp.

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